Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Fish: Cheater Stars

Sunny yellow fleece combined with happy little swimming koi fish make this cuddly soft throw cute, warm and perfectly silly. I love the optical illusion effect that this quilt has.

A birthday gift for my sister

Here I used a parallelogram cut out and 12x12 inch squares to create the top in cheater fashion. Each star uses eight parallelograms ironed around the template.

I alternate the two colors to create a optical illusion like effect with the stars and back grounds.

Pinned blocks ready to stitch down 
When the blocks are stitched together the points on the stars will touch and bring the lines in crisper.

This fleece throw turned into a birthday gift for my sister.